Thursday 25

AMERICAN RED CROSS, Arlington County chapter, offers presentations to the Arlington community on emergency preparedness, making a communication plan, making a disaster kit, first aid and CPR training, and giving blood. To schedule a presentation, call 703-527-3010, Ext. 739.

DOORWAYS FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES, formerly the Arlington Community Temporary Shelter, for victims of domestic violence, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Safe house domestic violence hotline and community support groups, 703-237-0881. For information on the shelter, visit

SENIOR OLYMPICS, for people 50 and older (as of Dec. 31), ongoing registration for indoor and outdoor events Sept. 17-29, including basketball, eight-ball pool, golf, horseshoes, line dancing, pickle ball, shuffleboard, table tennis, tennis, track and field, swimming, bowling, bridge and chess at senior centers and other facilities in Northern Virginia. $10 for one event; additional events, $1 each. Registration required. 703-228-4721 or

BEADING EXERCISE, making jewelry with finger exercises, led by Phung Nguyen Luong, 10:15 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-5700.

Friday 26

LEE WALKERS, a walk around Carderock, Md. 10 a.m., meet at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0555.

Saturday 27

ARLINGTON BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by Inova Blood Donor Services. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-698-3885 or 866-256-6372.

Monday 29

WALTER REED WALKERS, weekly walking program at the World War II Memorial in the District. 9:30 a.m., meet at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50; reservations required. 703-228-5703.

ALEXANDRIA BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by Inova Blood Donor Services. Noon-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, Inova Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Rd., 703-504-3500; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, 2501 Parker's Lane. 703-664-7229. Registration required.

ARLINGTON BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by Inova Blood Donor Services. 4-8:30 p.m., Gold's Gym, Arlington Ridge, 2955 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free; registration required. 866-256-6372.

TAI CHI WORKSHOP, Maiky Tran teaches movements for cancer patients that focus on breathing, relaxation and meditation, and isometric exercises to strengthen muscles and increase energy. 7:15-8:15 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-5555.

OBSESSIVE AND COMPULSIVE DISORDERS, support group for people with obsessive and compulsive disorders, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, 703-535-6575; support group for family members, 7:30-9:30 p.m. first Monday of each month, 703-978-6425. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcum Lane, Arlington.

Wednesday 31

ALEXANDRIA BACK-TO-SCHOOL SERVICES, health screenings and immunizations for students from kindergarten through fifth grade, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hammond Middle School, 4646 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free; registration required. 703-321-1990.

SENIOR WALKING CLUB, a walk around Hains Point in the District. 9:30 a.m., meet at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

HEARING PROGRAM, Anita Taylor of George Mason University discusses "Better Listeners are Better Communicators," 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-4403.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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